6.1" Tall, Tyrannosaur Cervical Vertebra - Two Medicine Formation

This is a beautifully preserved, 6.1" tall, Tyrannosaur cervical (neck) vertebra from the Two Medicine Formation in Montana. There is some crushing and and compaction but overall the bone quality is excellent and most of the process is intact. The only restoration to this piece appears to be some minor crack fill. Comes with a custom metal display stand.

The collector of this piece had labeled it as Albertosaurus but it may also be from the closely related Gorgosaurus. Isolated vertebrae of these two Tyrannosaurs would be nearly indistinguishable.

An artists reconstruction of Albertosaurus.
An artists reconstruction of Albertosaurus.
is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 70 million years ago. It would have been very similar to T-Rex but is estimated to be about half the size, probably weighing less than two tons.

Albertosaurus shared a similar body type with other tyrannosaurids. It was bipedal with very small foreams, each with only two claws. It's estimated that they could run 8-13 miles per hour and may have hunted in packs. Albertosaurus teeth had very thin serrations that would have been used to pull meat from the body of their prey rather than cut it.
Glacier County, Montana
Two Medicine Formation
6.1" tall, 4.6" long
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